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Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago

Does maxilase treat swelling of vocal cords due to screaming which caused persist hoarseness in 5 year old boy one month ago

Otolaryngologist: Hoarseness which has persisted this long in a 5 year old child suggests vocal cord injury or dysfunction. I recommend that your child be examined by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. Discuss this with your pediatrician who may know of an otolaryngologist who specializes in children with ear, nose and throat problems and dysphonia. ...Read more

Vocal Cord (Definition)

The vocal cord is a short (about 1cm long) band of tissue in the larynx (aka "voice box"). It is paired, so everyone has 2, and they are located just below the "adam's apple." when you breathe, they are separated from each other. When you speak, they come together while your lungs push air (like a bellows or bagpipe) past them, and they vibrate, like a reed on a ...Read more


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How I treat swelling of vocal cords caused continues hoarseness in 5 year old boy 25 days ago due to screaming and he refusing to rest his voice?

How I treat swelling of vocal cords caused continues hoarseness in 5 year old boy 25 days ago due to screaming and he refusing to rest his voice?

Hoarsness: Drinking warm fluids, throat lozenges might sooth & comfort but he need to see his doctor or ENT to make sure his vocal cords are ok, they might prescribe a short course of steroid & an antibiotic if he is febrile. Good luck ...Read more

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How can I treat swelling of the vocal cords which caused hoarseness 17 days ago on 5 year old boy resulting from screaming?

Rest: Seriously! Well, actually, rest your voice. In other words, don't yell. Heck, don't even talk. Check out http://www. Medicinenet. Com/hoarseness/article. Htm for more info. If you smoke, quit. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use medication contain dexamethasone for swelling of the vocal cords on 5 year old boy as he has continuous hoarseness from 17 days?

Safe, but...: Dexamethasone is a safe medicine when used in children for a brief course, but you need to make sure you know what you're treating. Prolonged hoarseness is not a typical reason for steroid administration in children. It can be used in the acute phase of croup (which causes hoarseness), but not usually weeks after. ...Read more

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Should I worry about damage from coughing? Like, harm to vocal cords or feeling of swelling in back of throat after single coughing fits. Breathing ok

Should I worry about damage from coughing? Like, harm to vocal cords or feeling of swelling in back of throat after single coughing fits. Breathing ok

Coughing: Hello, coughing is a normal response to various stimulation. It provides a means to expel mucus from the lungs that can be excessive, carrying irritants or bacteria and also protects the lungs from mucus/irritants from the throat. Since the cough is a normal occurrence, injury to your vocal cords or back of the throat shouldn't be a worry. ...Read more

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Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat, vocal cord I hve lpr?

Having breathing problem on minimal exertion can it be due to swelling in my throat, vocal cord I hve lpr?

Acid reflux: Reflux of acid from the stomach causes burning or irritation of the throat and esophagus, primarily when lying down, but rarely results in breathing problems.
Shortness of breath with exercise may indicate asthma or exercise induced bronchospasm.
Either problem will be worse if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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I had my airway opened due to my vocal cords being scarred doing intubation will my voice ever come back?

I had my airway opened due to my vocal cords being scarred doing intubation will my voice ever come back?

Hard to say: Since the recovery depends on the degree of scarring you have had, it is hard to tell whether your voice will completely recovered. Having said that, it will likely improve with time. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about vocal cord trauma following intubation (surgery)?

Needs evaluation: Vocal cord irritation (not trauma) is a very common issue after any intubation as the endotracheal tube physically is passed through the vocal cords so oxygen can be supplied to the lungs. The longer the intubation period the worse the irritation. If there is actual trauma, then it needs to be evaluated by the anesthesiologist and and ENT physician. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Can acid reflux make your vocal cords swell?

Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologist to determine if you truly have acid reflux. ...Read more

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Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Cyst on cord: Unfortunately no. A good micro surgeon laryngologist type of doctor can take care of this for you with minimal scarring and a return to voice function. I deal with these all the time. I would be happy to refer you to someone in your area to help you. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Is there a method (except surgery) to eliminate or reduce a cyst on the vocal cords (in my profile there is the photo of my vocal cords)? Thank you

Cysts: Cysts, no matter the location, have tendency to change in size and intensity but do not go away on their own. There is a casing around a fluid filled sack. Things like irritation tend to aggravate them. To eliminate completely, unfortunately you have to remove the entire sack. This is a surgical procedure. Voice rest, control of any acid reflux or post nasal drainage, can decrease size. ...Read more

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What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

What to do if my dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Avoidance and meds: The primary treatment for allergies is avoidance. Even though 100% of dust cannot be removed, many measures can help decrease the indoor house dust mite load. After that, medications including antihistamines and topical nasal steroids can be effective and safe. An allergist can assist in treatment and evaluation for other conditions. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me can dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Not directly: The vocal cords are not usually the shock organ of respiratory allergies. However, you could have largyngitis from other conditions like infections and laryngopharyngeal reflux that aero allergens could secondarily aggravate. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Please tell me, could dust allergies swell the vocal cords?

Vocal chords: If dust is overwhelming and daily, yes the dust allergy could swell vocal chords, get you hoarse. Another cause is acid reflux, constantly, over time would make you hoarse. ...Read more

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What is good to eat for recovering my vocal cords?

Vocal cords: Not sure what your vocal cords would be recovering from. But, a diet that is bland, low acidic content, and avoid chocolate and caffeine and alcohol. Basically follow a gerd diet and the same lifestyle modifications, would be good. ...Read more

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Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Can I have damaged my vocal cords or are they just swollen?

Either or both: Cab drivers, for instance, may develop vocal cord polyps (growths) from recurrent screaming (at other motorists) this starts as swelling and inflamation. Polyps can go on to become malignant tumors in rare cases.
This needs to be looked into if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I get a surgeon to remove your vocal cords?

Never: I am not sure what you mean. There is no laryngologist that would remove the vocal folds unless you had carcinoma of both vocal folds. If you mean you have a lesion on a vocal fold that causes hoarseness such as a nodule, polyp, hemorrhage, granuloma, you need an ENT doctor. If your question is as you pose it, you would wind up with aphonia, complete absence of your voice. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Intubation (Definition)

It is the insertion of a tube into the trachea to maintain a secure airway. This is essential ...Read more